remove cap/rubber from frontier pro?
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Eric Thompson
(er0ck) - F

Locale: PNW
remove cap/rubber from frontier pro? on 05/11/2011 20:18:21 MDT Print View

anyone ever remove the cap and rubber "sheath" from their frontier pro?

the cap is rarely useful to me, just curious how much it weighs if anyone knows.

seems really difficult to peel the rubber attachment off the filter. wanted more info before i go and cut it all off...

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: remove cap/rubber from frontier pro? on 05/11/2011 20:22:54 MDT Print View

Wait, which forum is this?

Yeah, you can just cut the rubber at where it leaves the body. No need to keep the cap on there. I suppose you could cut off all the rubber, but when the FP is sitting on your shoulder it doesn't really add any weight to your pack.

Eric Thompson
(er0ck) - F

Locale: PNW
shoulder? on 05/11/2011 20:33:48 MDT Print View

this is about modifying stuff, so i figured it could go in here.

what if the FP is attached to your hydration bladder in your pack?

(although recently it's certainly been on my shoulder strap as it's just easier to swap out that way)

heavier is heavier even if it's not in your pack...

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: shoulder? on 05/11/2011 20:47:11 MDT Print View

Sorry - just thought I was on portlandhikers for a second...

How would you put it in your pack? Can you rip off the bite valve and attach tubing to the end?


>heavier is heavier even if it's not in your pack

Touche.

Eric Thompson
(er0ck) - F

Locale: PNW
inline... on 05/11/2011 20:50:34 MDT Print View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSYWoplv_Uo

similar to the above. yep, you can pull off the bite valve and jam the hose in the hole. ahem.

i'm on portlandhikers as well, i mix them up at times too when the usernames or avatars cross over...

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: inline... on 05/11/2011 21:13:39 MDT Print View

Never knew that, thanks!

roberto nahue
(carspidey) - F

Locale: san fernando valley
I do the inline as well on 05/11/2011 22:23:12 MDT Print View

Exactly the same. It filters water quick. Really quick.

Eric Thompson
(er0ck) - F

Locale: PNW
i did it... on 05/16/2011 14:40:22 MDT Print View

okay, i just went and did it. however, i left a shorter, intact ring of the rubber so i could get it back on, easily if i wanted.

i could have taken the whole thing off like a bike grip, but this was easier and i can still put it back on:
frontier pro weight reduction

previous weight: 2.1 oz
new weight: 1.8oz
(my scale)

meh on the weight, but it makes the whole thing smaller in my ditties bag.

it seems to stay tucked under the webbing on my shoulder strap just as well as before...

roberto nahue
(carspidey) - F

Locale: san fernando valley
can you weight it again??? on 05/17/2011 14:37:05 MDT Print View

without the "sucker"? i don't know what it's called and had to post fast :D